Letter from F. Wurdemann, Limonar, Cuba, to William H. W. Barnwell describing his harrowing experience with customs as he smuggled religious material into Cuba, how he distributed the materials and the people he met, including a "married" priest. January 7, 1846.
Partial letter from Rev. W.W. Spear to William H. W. Barnwell expressing a desire to return to Charleston to preach and perhaps start an "independent press" directed at the "moderate & Calvinistic of our brethren." September 18, 1846.
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell, Greenville, SC, to Catherine Barnwell in Charleston. Barnwell writes to his wife about his travels to upstate South Carolina, including Caesar's Head, and Flat Rock, NC. October 12, 1846.
Letter from Rev. William W. Spear, Philadelphia, to William H. W. Barnwell expressing his desire to return to St. Michael's Church in Charleston and his ideas concerning the Episcopal press. December 5, 1846.
Letter from J.M. Perneau to Charles Heyward enclosing a release outlining the final disposition of the will and testament of James Heyward (1764-1798) upon the recent death of his remarried wife, Susan, on September 7th. 1845. 5p.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, Andover, MA, to his mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, and younger siblings. Barnwell writes of his trip North and describes his reluctance in buying an expensive frock "knowing Papa's circumstances." October 6, 1846.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell extracting details of the estate of their late sister. Barnwell writes, "the fall is bringing back all of our friends to Beaufort, but she comes not." October 27, 1846.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, Beaufort, SC, to William H. W. Barnwell asking for his help in locating a catechism "for the religious instruction of Negroes" that he has displaced. He also informs William of the Episcopal Church in Beaufort's recent contributions to Rev. William Boone's mission in China and asks that Rev. Boone publish "some specific statement" as to the prospects of his success given that so much money has been contributed from South Carolina. May 20, 1846.
Letter from Will Barnwell, Laurel Bay plantation, to William H. W. Barnwell, Charleston. Barnwell fondly recalls the family's last visit to the plantation and informs William H. W. Barnwell of his attempts to attend church on Sundays. A note attached to a later letter describes Will as the former body servant of William H. W. Barnwell's father, Robert, who was freed, with a pension, upon his master's death and lived at Laurel Bay. February 19, 1846.
Black-and-white engraving of the exterior of the Semper-Synagoge (Semper Synagogue), also known as the Dresdner Synagoge (Dresden Synagogue) or Alte Synagoge (Old Synagogue). Engraving by P. Röhrich. From Erinnerungen an merkwürdige Gegenstände und Begebenheiten, Volume 23. Published Prague: C.W. Medau und Comp.
Hand-colored engraving of a Jewish woman from Algiers. Engraving after Théophile Emmanuel Duverger. From Usi e costumi sociali, politici e religiosi di tutti i popoli del mondo by Nicolas Dally, published Torino: Stabilimento tipografico Fontana.
Black-and-white offset print reproduction of the interior of the 1822 building of the Synagogue de Nazareth, located on the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, in Paris. Reproduction of a lithograph by Jules-Robert-Pierre-Joseph Challamel after an original drawing by the Marquis de Villeneuve. Published in the December 5, 1846, edition of L'Illustration.